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>> SERMON NOTES
(JOHN 3:16a, NLT) “This is how GOD loved the world: He gave…”
The challenge of generosity is to live with an open hand
When I live with an open hand I live under an open Heaven
Generosity isn’t a money issue… it’s a heart issue
What do I treasure?
(MATTHEW 6:19-21, ESV) "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
How does Jesus gain access to my heart?
(MALACHI 3:10a, NLT) "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple.”
The first 10th of my increase
The house where I’ve chosen to worship GOD, and the house where He’s chosen to place His name
Tithing is how GOD uses the church to meet the needs of others
(MALACHI 3:10b, NLT) "If you [bring all the tithes into the storehouse]," says the LORD, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in!”
GOD opens the windows of Heaven specifically for me
How do I know tithing will work?
(MALACHI 3:10c, NLT) “Try it! Put me to the test!”
HOW DOES THIS APPLY TO ME?
Tithing conditions my heart for generosity
Connect with another believer this week who tithes, and ask them to share their story with me… Then ask Jesus to lead me to my own story of trusting Him
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